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What are the chances of an average american person getting an internal parasite such as a tapeworm

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Rare but happens: With our mandated inspection of meat production facilities, the U.S. Has nearly eliminated tapeworms and other intestinal parasites. You can still get... Read More
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Parasites common but: Intestinal parasites are common but tapeworms are rare in the US. Relatively benign worms like pinworms,roundworms and liver flukes are more common bu... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Taenia: Tapeworms that effect humans fall into 3 types: Taenai Saginata (Beef tapeworm), Taenia Asiatic (Asian tapeworm) & Taenia solium (Pork tapeworm).... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Taenai: Tapeworms that effect humans fall into 3 types: Taenai Saginata (Beef tapeworm), Taenia Asiatic (Asian tapeworm) & Taenia solium (Pork tapeworm).... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Some asymptomatic: Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, symptoms of malabsorption, itching around the anus and other symptoms may occur, but sometimes you may hav... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology 53 years experience
Possibly: Some parasite prefer the small intestine which is niot seen on colonoscopy. Others are found in the large intestine. A bowel movement culture for ova ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Tapeworms: Malnutrition is common with tapeworm parasites, as the tapeworm lives and grows by siphoning off nutrients from the human host. Also tapeworms can ca... Read More
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
See your doctor: For most parasitic and worm infestations, there are medications that can kill the parasite/worm. You shouldn't wait because the infection can cause se... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 51 years experience
Repeat the studies.: Did you give the lab the 'worm', or did you just do stool studies for eggs? The latter can be negative and should be done on earolyn am sample on risi... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
You need: to have an evaluation by a Infectious Disease Specialist preferably with experience in PARASITOLOGY who after an examination of your STOOL, URINE, BLO... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Tapeworm : You need to be seen by an infectious disease physician, neurosurgeon. The treatment of complex and may require therapy that includes antiparastic meds... Read More

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